Now that I've demonstrated that you can sculpt abs without going to the gym or buying the John Basedow videos, there's still a lot of research to be done and a lot of decisions to make. You might think that you want washboard abs, but have you thought about just what that means? There's a whole universe of yummy abs out there to choose from.
I suppose that it's nice when the abs are symmetrical:
But there are plenty of beautiful abs where the muscles don't line up. It's more like they alternate. And those ones are very nice, too:
It's probably easiest to go with symmetrical and then if the knife slips, you can always say, "I meant to do that." But once that choice is made, you have to figure out just how defined you want that tummy to be. Sure, the supercut look is attractive:
But would you say no to someone sporting a smoother, leaner look?
Or maybe you want something in between:
Cookie-based abdomen construction being what it is, I think that you almost have to go with smooth abs.
Of course, I love the hairy abs, but I'm not sure how I'd create them. Most things are stuck to your man with royal icing, but if any of the icing shows, he looks all pale and pasty. And you really don't want one of your guest looking at your gingerbread hunks, seeing white, and saying, "Is that icing or... OH MY GOD!" It might be possible to use some dark dark sprinkles over an egg wash, but getting a pattern as nice as real life could be difficult.
I reckon I'll just have to do the best I can. I'm pretty sure the end result will be a success. I just got a call from b&c, who mentioned the prototype I made last night. I'm pretty sure he was salivating.